LEHS Band Newsletter

Edition #4 (October 19 - November 1, 2020)

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A Note from Mr. Felice

It's that time of year again, time for our students to tryout for the TMEA All-Region Band! With these auditions quickly approaching, I want to remind everyone that it is essential they are practicing DAILY! For students auditioning this year, the auditions will be virtual. We have purchased three high-quality USB Condenser Microphones that will be used for these auditions. Students will be given multiple opportunities to record their etudes during band class and after school, so that the best recordings may be submitted. The sign-up sheet for these recording times will be sent to all students in the next two weeks. Here are the TMEA All-Region Audition dates:


6A Phase 1 - November 7-11, 2020 (virtual uploads)

6A Phase 2 & 9th Grade - December 5-9, 2020 (virtual uploads)


Also, we are NOT going to be performing at the football game this Saturday, October 24th. This is the rescheduled game from Friday, October 23rd against Prosper. Due to many conflicts with student jobs, as well as director conflicts, the full band will not be performing at that game. Instead, the Lobo Band Percussion will perform in the stands and do a stand-still performance on the field for halftime. However, please see the added event below....Lobo Band Parent Performance / LEBB Booster Meeting.


We are very proud of our band members, as they continue to work hard to make sure that every performance of the Lobo Band is better than the last. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Lobo Band Parent Performance and at future football games!

UPCOMING BAND EVENTS:


October 20 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

October 22 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

October 27 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

October 29 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

October 30 - Parent Performance / Booster Meeting

November 3 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

November 5 - Marching Band Rehearsal (3:30-5:30 pm)

November 6 - LEHS vs. Allen (Football Game)

November 7-11 - 6A Phase 1 Auditions (Virtual Uploads)

Parent Performance / Booster Meeting

Friday, Oct. 30th, 7pm

1151 East Eldorado Parkway

Little Elm, TX

Report time for the LOBO BAND is 6:00 pm.

Parents - Please be seated in the bleachers by 7 pm.

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CONGRATULATONS TO ZESHAN FAROOQ!

This past weekend, virtual auditions were held for the 2020-2021 TMEA All-Region Jazz Ensemble. Not only did Zeshan place in the top All-Region Jazz Ensemble (Jazz 1), Zeshan received 1st chair Trumpet and advanced to the Area round of auditions from October 31-November 4. Way to go, Zeshan, and good luck at Area!
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Thanks to the Little Elm Band Boosters, EVERY BAND STUDENT at LEHS was given a one-year subscription to Smartmusic. Smartmusic is an online, interactive program that makes practice more enjoyable and fulfilling for band students. It provides a wealth of practice materials, accompaniment recordings, band recordings, etc..as well as a way for directors to provide greater feedback and performance assessment. Please be sure your child has accepted the invitation that was sent via school email and they complete the Smartmusic registration. They will enjoy having this practice resource!
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Volunteer Background Form

All parents need to complete a volunteer form for the new school year. This allows you to chaperone or volunteer any band event within the school year. This must be done for 2020-2021 after July 1st. Thank you!

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Please UPDATE Charms Accounts

All 2020-2021 Lobo Band students are now in CHARMS, with the exception of freshman. Please login to Charms and UPDATE ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION ASAP. This will ensure that everyone receives newsletters and other important information regarding the Lobo Band.


Go to charmsoffice.com

Enter as the login: LittleElmHSB

Password: Six-digit Student ID# (unless you have set-up another password)


*Please be sure to SAVE all new information in Charms.


Thank you!


http://charmsoffice.com

Band Hall Phones

The band directors can be reached at the following extensions: (972) 947-9443


Frank Felice (ext. 25108)

Maxwell Atkinson (ext. 25110)

Matt Neal (ext. 25109)

Kristen Zotti (ext. 25109)